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2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Provided for an increase in public service, security and enforcement, maintenance and custodial work at high participation locations during the first two fiscal years of Legacy.

Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,833,000
Fund Source

With these funds we were able to restore, protect, and enhance 24,611 acres of native and restored grassland in Minnesota. Much of this work was done through the DNR Roving Crews, a new program funded with these dollars that has significantly increased the state's habitat management capabilities. In addition to these enhancement activities we were able to enroll acres in the DNR's Native Prairie Bank Easement Program as well as acquire acres for the SNA program.

Recipient
DNR
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,300,000
Fund Source

The table below provides a short summary of the acres and sites accomplished. We enhanced or restored 59,495 acres in 458 separate habitat projects.Project Type # Sites # AcresFencing for conserv grazing 6 721grassland conversion 33 1,124Invasive Species Control 43 1,599mowing 3 104Prescribed burn 214 48,368Restoration 13 123Woody Removal 146 7,457

Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,652,000
Fund Source

This appropriation funded 283 projects totaling 21,953 acres. The two largest types of enhancement were 112 woody removal projects totaling 10,160 acres and 134 prescribed burns totaling 10,082 acres. Additionally, we seeded 30 sites totaling 1386 acres, put in infrastructure for conservation grazing of 236 acres on 3 sites, conducted 3 oak savanna enhancements totaling 42 acres, and treated 47 acres of invasive species on 2 sites.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$154,000
Fund Source

This project will restore and manage native prairies and woodlands, including removal of invasive species along at least six percent of the developed miles of state trails

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,603
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,000
Fund Source

This project aims to accelerate natural resource management activities within state park boundaries

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$214,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$239,000
Fund Source

Strategic planning efforts guide the expenditure of Legacy funds towards desired outcomes which are derived from public and stakeholder input, research, analysis and input from a variety of experts and leadership. Parks and Trails planners conduct these efforts. Staffing levels were adjusted to complete this legacy work. Legacy funds have also substantially increased the numbers of projects completed each year. Design and project management levels of work have increased correspondingly. Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Parks and Trails staff conduct these efforts.

Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,999
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
Recipient
Afton, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,836
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing subsurface sewage treatment systems

Recipient
Peer Engineering
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$115,910
Fund Source

Peer Engineering, Inc. (Peer) will evaluate and recommend to MPCA groundwater monitoring staff prospective sites/locations for the installation of groundwater monitoring wells to evaluate contaminant/pollutant concentrations from various sources. Peer will oversee the installation of monitoring wells by retaining a state drilling contractor or preparing bid documents to retain well driller through the Department of Administration. Superfund staff will assist in the project by providing oversight of contractual requirements and provide technical assistance as needed.

Recipient
Anoka Conservation District
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source

A direct appropriation of $400,000 in FY 2010 for the Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is for the metropolitan landscape restoration program for water quality and improvement projects in the seven-county metro area (the law also provides $600,000 for this purpose in FY2011).

Recipient
Anoka Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

A direct appropriation of $400,000 in FY 2010 and $600,000 in FY2011 for the Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is for the metropolitan landscape restoration program for water quality and improvement projects in the seven-county metro area.

Recipient
Washington Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,270
Fund Source

The Washington Conservation District (WCD), Washington County, and South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) are partnering to retrofit water quality improvement practices at the Oakdale Library. The goal is clean water and the project will work toward the 101 pound phosphorus load reduction target for Armstrong Lake identified in the SWWD Watershed Plan. The project will also benefit Wilmes Lake, which is downstream from Armstrong and is impaired by excess nutrients.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council-Environmental Services
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,500
Fund Source

This project will provide condition monitoring and problem investigation monitoring at the following sites.
Mississippi River: Tributaries include Bassett Creek, Cannon River, Crow River, and Minnehaha Creek.
Minnesota River: Tributaries include Eagle Creek,Riley Creek, and Valley Creek tributary to the St. Croix River

Recipient
New London Music Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Recipient
Dassel Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,824
Art Project
Recipient
New London Music Group
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
Recipient
New London Music Group
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Kathleen M. Miller
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,980
Artist Assistance
Recipient
HeeJune Shin
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Leanne Stremcha
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Matthew R. Wehling
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Leo R. Smith IV AKA Lyon Smith
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Vance F. Gellert AKA Vance Gellert
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Kiomars Moradi
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Tami Morse
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Jila Nikpay
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Natalie Nowytski
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,400
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Susan J. Armington
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Douglas A. Bradley AKA Doug Bradley
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,960
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Eric J. Dregni
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,400
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Catherine Dybiec Holm AKA Cathy Ann (Cat) Holm
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Steven L. Grandell AKA Venus DeMars
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Farida Hughes
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Erika G. Ritzel
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Laurie A. Schneider AKA Laurie Schneider
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
Artist Initiative
Recipient
John M. Akre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Moira B. Bateman
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative